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Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It’s a touchstone for each of Sáenz’s stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to …

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is – a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt …

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The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan

The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan Lilith Bresson, an independent, successful young artist, is forced to travel from her home in Spain to the wild borderlands of northern England, to repay her feckless father’s latest debt by painting a portrait of the enigmatic Lady Blaine Albermarle. On her first night at Albermarle Hall she meets Finn Strachan, Blaine’s ‘companion’, a cultured and hauntingly beautiful young man who seems to have it all. But Lilith has …

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no …

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Fallen Woman of Világos by Ursula Grey

Fallen Woman of Világos by Ursula Grey Karolina’s survival is dependent upon her wits and beauty. She uses men as they use her, remaining with them only long enough to take what she needs before disappearing in the night. Barely escaping her last relationship with her life, and with little more than the clothes on her back, she is in desperate need of a benefactor. She hatches a plan to feign amnesia in the hope …

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea The definitive Mexican-American immigrant story, at once intimate and epic, from an acclaimed storyteller. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader. Across one bittersweet weekend in their …

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A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1)

A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1) Duke. Scoundrel. Titan of business. August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber. He’s known—and reviled—for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts. It’s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep. Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School …

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls. Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of …

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Almost Love by Louise O’Neill

Almost Love by Louise O’Neill If it doesn’t hurt, it’s not love: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of Asking for It. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult. When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah’s friends are worried. …

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The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (Roxane Weary #1)

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (Roxane Weary #1) Sarah Cook, a beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton – black and from the wrong side of the tracks – was convicted of the murders and sits on death row, though he always maintained his innocence. With his execution only weeks away, his devoted sister, insisting …

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An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . . Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, …

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World’s Scariest Places Series by Jeremy Bates

Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places #1) SUICIDE FOREST IS REAL – ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan…and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods. When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing …

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Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry Amidst the terror of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca have had their share of tragedy, losing their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. But when they are forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr Brownawell at Abigale Hall, they find that the worst is yet to come… There are tales that the ghost of Mr Brownawell’s …

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin The year is 1831… Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible. When Hester is thrust into the world of the …

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Still Me by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #3]

Still Me by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #3] Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into …

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After You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #2]

  After You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #2] “You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.” How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. …

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The Shack by William Paul Young

The Shack by William Paul Young Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his “Great Sadness,” Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack …

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Cross Roads by William Paul Young

Cross Roads by William Paul Young Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He ‘awakens’ to find himself in a surreal world, a ‘living’ landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions …

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Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And …

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ by Jodi Picoult (Ruth Jefferson #1) ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ Real Reader Review When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is …

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. “We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves,” Dustin Tillman likes to say. It’s one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it’s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is …

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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families. But now they’re both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart …

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Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1)

Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1) He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too. Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen. Found her. Loved her. Lost her. It’s been ten years since Nick watched the only woman he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back. But it won’t …

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of …

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The McKinney Brothers Series by Claudia Connor

The McKinney Brothers Series by Claudia Connor The McKinney Brothers, Book 1 They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers. They only have a week. . . . Abby has …

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The Descended Series by John Patrick Kennedy

The Descended Series by John Patrick Kennedy

Plague of Angels (The Descended #1) Nyx is Queen of Hell and ruler of the Angels who were banished there – the Descended. And when the rest of the Angels are called home, Nyx finds herself stuck on the Earth with the Son of God. To her surprise, she learns that he is no happier than she. God’s son thought he was sent down to judge humanity. Instead, he becomes a sacrifice for a cause …

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The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and …

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes? Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from …

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Almost Adulting by Arden Rose

Almost Adulting by Arden Rose

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of) by Arden Rose For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose. In Almost Adulting — perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies — Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. Topics include: -Making internet friends who …

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Monsters by Kaylie Grayson

Monsters by Kaylie Grayson

Monsters (The Last Survivors, #1) by Kaylie Grayson Monsters ruled the night. But who would rule the day? Vanessa Price is a girl who’d never had an easy life. She was a loner, and that was exactly how she liked it. But when everything and everyone she’d ever known was wiped away in a matter of hours, Vanessa was more alone than she could have ever imagined. The disease spread quickly, and all that was left was a …

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (also known as “My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises”) From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales. Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is …

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The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and …

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Cousins’ War Series by Philippa Gregory

Cousins' War Series by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen (Cousins’ War, #1) Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. The White Queen tells the story …

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